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Martingale

Artist Culture
Apsáalooke (Crow)
Date
c.1900
Material
Tanned hide, wool and cotton cloth, glass seed beads, and brass bells
Made in
United States, North and Central America
Classification
Tools & equipment
Current Location
On View, Gallery 322
Dimensions
37 × 16 in. (94 × 40.6 cm)
Credit Line
The Donald Danforth Jr. Collection, Gift of Mrs. Donald Danforth Jr.
Rights
Public Domain
Object Number
80:2010
NOTES
Martingales, like the one seen here, hang from a horse's neck and cover its chest. Among the Native Americans living on the Plains, horses were a source of both honor and currency. The best horses were decorated for special occasions including parades and celebrations, a practice that continues today among the Apsáalooke (Crow) in south-central Montana.
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